Stepmother Support Group


This monthly support group is for stepmothers to share their experiences, support one another, and to learn specific skills to help them navigate difficult stepfamily dynamics.

Group Therapist

Dr. Annkatrine Gates is a Clinical Psychologist who welcomes individuals, couples, and (step)families to her practice in Cambridge, MA. Most clients come in seeking longterm work, to deepen their self-understanding and make sense of their life narrative. Old insecurities often arise around moments of stress, such as a shifting relationship dynamic or major life transition. Through a safe and secure therapeutic relationship, Dr. Gates patiently guides clients to pave a path towards a life of joy and meaning.

Alongside her general psychotherapy practice, Dr. Gates is a trauma specialist. She works at each client's pace, building trust over time, and slowly untangling new truths about themselves and regaining control over their lives.

Dr. Gates has a special interest in supporting students, including undergraduate, graduate, and international students attending local universities. She helps clients to thrive in a competitive academic setting, live independently, and adapt to a new environment. Along the way, Dr. Gates supports clients in grappling with the bigger questions, such as who they are and how to live a meaningful life.

Uniquely, Dr. Gates is also especially sensitive to the challenges of stepfamilies. She values helping each individual find their voice within a complex family system while also offering concrete strategies for stepfamilies to function better, leading to a more peaceful home.

Insightful, compassionate and actively engaged, Dr. Gates welcomes new clients to her office, which is easily accessible from the Red Line at Alewife.

Annkatrine Gates

Dr. Annkatrine Gates is a Clinical Psychologist in Cambridge, MA who specializes in college and graduate student mental health, trauma, multicultural challenges, family issues, parenting, and relationships. She is focused on working with families, individuals, or couples who are navigating the unique challenges that occur within stepfamilies.

Starts November 20th and meets monthly on Wednesdays 9:00am-10:15am

545 Concord Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA